What a bummer! These seasonal illnesses can be such a pain. Here’s to a speedy recovery!

A couple circadian tips:

1. As the season progresses, getting smart UV exposure can help diversify your microbiome. I use the dminder app (http://dminder.ontometrics.com/features.html) to estimate Vit D potential and production while avoiding sunburn (sunscreen also blocks Vit D synthesis, so it’s not helpful for microbiome support or Vit D production). https://doi.org/10.1080/19490976.2020.1745044

2. Every day, the gut lining has the opportunity to repair itself, but it can only do so at night during the darkness. Therefore, keeping to a strict daylight-only eating schedule can ensure your body has nightly autophagy, which is what will heal the lining from disturbances and injury. https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nux036

Hope you feel better soon, and thanks for sharing your healing journey!

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Thank you very much Nikko for the tips! I was aware that the circadian rhitm can have huge impact but I didn't know that it had such a big role in gut healing and microbiome too!

It's been hard in the recent weeks to get enough sunlight because we've have a lot of cloudy and rainy days - I hope for more sunny weather soon! :) The other thing is that I'm night person and therefore a night eater: I just don't feel like eating during the day and I get my apetite back in the evening, so it's a challenge for me to not eat too late - that might also be a reason why for me gut healing takes more time.

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